Meghan Markle introduced her mother, Doria Radlan, to her fiancé, Prince Harry.
During their first interview as a committed couple, Prince Harry spoke effusively to Radlan and called her "incredible". But who exactly is Radlan? that Markle's mother and soon to be Prince Harry's mother-in-law?
Radlan is a yoga instructor and social worker who divorced Markle's father, Thomas Markle, in 1988. The student "Suits" was only 6 years old. that moment. According to The Sun, Radlan suffered from racial abuse because of the color of his skin. She is African American, while Thomas was Dutch-Irish.
When he was older, Markle was always asked if his mother was his biological mother because they had different skin tones. Radlan also used dreadlocks. At one point, Markle's mother was even confused with her nanny.
"I was at home in Los Angeles on a college break when my mother was called" N ". We were leaving a concert and she was not pulling out a parking space fast enough for another driver. Being biracial paints a diffuse line that is both amazing and illuminating, "he told Elle Magazine.
According to Markle, her mother grew up without having too much, just like her father. As such, Radlan always took his daughter to impoverished places. "My parents were small, so they decided to give a lot," he said.
It is unclear when Markle introduced Prince Harry to his mother. But the couple was seen with Radlan at the Invictus Games in October. They announced their commitment a month later.
Meanwhile, during his first formal interview with the BBC, Prince Harry shared that he had not personally met Markle's father. But Markle's brother, Thomas Markle Jr. told the Daily Mail in January that his father met Prince Harry in Toronto about six months ago.
"He is very happy with Harry, and he is extremely proud of them, they have an incredible relationship, they are very close and always have been," said Thomas Jr.
Following the engagement of Markle and Prince Harry, Radlan and Thomas Sr. issued a statement expressing their happiness over the news.